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Sports Town West Week in Review (July 19-25)

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Boys Volleyball: 2015 West Season Recap

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It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Ambridge High School boys volleyball team.

The Bridgers had lost seven of their top nine players to graduation, including Pennsylvania Player of the Year Lee Smith and three others who were recognized on the PVCA Class AA All-State Team.

Losing that much talent with one graduating class would criple many programs for a year or two.

That was not the case with Ambridge's 2015 squad. The Bridgers reloaded with players from last year's successful junior varsity squad and showed everybody their dynasty was not over. And expect the success to continue next season.

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Boys Volleyball: 2015 West Photo Recap

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The following photos feature boys volleyball teams from the area's West zone. These ran in the Post-Gazette during the 2015 season.

2015 0522 Ambridge BVolleyball(Photo: Ambridge players celebrate winning the WPIAL Class AA volleyball title. The Bridgers defeated Obama Academy, 3-1, May 22 at Baldwin. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

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Boys Lacrosse: 2015 West Season Recap

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In just five years, Moon Area High School boys lacrosse coach Harry Watts has his Tigers playing at a high level in Division II.

That's particularly been the case in the past two years where the Tigers have twice qualified for the WPIAL Division II tournament and compiled an overall record of 31-3.

Moon was paired with Quaker Valley in a first-round game at the Quakers' Chuck Knox Stadium on May 13. It was a rematch of a regular-season, non-section game that Moon won, 6-5, at the Tigers' stadium. The game was still fresh in the mind of both teams, and Quaker Valley responded with an 8-4 victory.

Moon has posted winning seasons since the program's second year in 2012. They joined Division II a year later. Moon is the only West-area school that fields a boys lacrosse team.